High winds cause localized damage near Lake Nasworthy

A microburst estimated at 70-80 miles per hour caused localized damage to the Cat Tail Boat Storage & Cottage Rentals near the Goodfellow Recreation Camp at Lake Nasworthy in the early morning hours Tuesday. A team from the National Weather Service in San Angelo surveyed the damage early Tuesday, according to NWS meteorologist Michael Decker.

“It appears to be localized to the area, mainly to the building.” Decker said. “I know that there was a pole leaning into one of the travel trailers.”

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Fred Hernandez, community affairs manager for AEP, said two of AEP’s poles were affected by the high winds. Crews from AEP and the Concho Valley Electric Co-op were at the Goodfellow Rec Camp replacing a pole and working to restore power to affected customers.

 

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“Two poles were broken that belonged to AEP when the storage buildings went into them.” Hernandez said. “We’re working to restore power as quickly as possible and make necessary repairs.”

Hernandez estimated power would be fully restored in the area within a couple of hours.

Severe weather is not expected for the remainder of the week, Decker said.

“At this point, we’re expecting more general thunderstorms. We’re not looking for anything severe tonight.” he said. “That goes for tomorrow as well.”

Decker said there could be thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall associated with them that may produce approximately a quarter-inch of rain. He said rainfall should diminish by Saturday but there are still chances for rain in the forecast on Friday and Friday night.